What follows are a series of memos from 1987 -1988.
There are over 50 pages.
Here are two concerning Chris Butler’s security.
He was convinced that he had so many enemies that he needed 24/7 security guards.
There is a story CB used to tell, and I think it has been reported on this forum before, about the guru who got his legs stuck in a lotus position. There are several versions. CB told the story of a man who went to the mountains to achieve nirvana. He sat in a cave by himself and meditated all day and took a vow of silence. Soon villagers would come by and make offerings. He liked the attention and it motivated him to meditate longer hours.
He became more and more famous and began to take on followers. The followers started to worship the guru, offering him incense and flower garlands.
The guru prided himself in his ability to meditate for long hours until one day he could not move or speak. He was forever paralyzed in the lotus position and totally dependent on his disciples for everything. He had become completely helpless. They fed him, bathed him, and wiped his ass for him. The guru was secretly humiliated but could not speak. The followers loved their silent deity stuck in the lotus position. They decided to share him with other villages. They made a palanquin and put him on tour. They him made a golden temple in which he became trapped.
I can’t help but be struck by the fact that this story is analogous to what has happened to Chris Butler. It is ironic how CB would roar with mocking laughter telling this tale and how it has echoed his own biography. The difference is that CB is really not helpless (to wash a dish, plug in a lamp, buy a pot, paddle out to surf a wave, or hire a professional contractor to install an air system).
Recent photos of Chris show him a 60 something man looking older than his father did at 80. It is as deserved as the “Picture of Dorian Gray”. But what makes this man more dangerous than the pathetic guru in the story is that Chris Butler, aka Jagad Guru Siddhaswarupananda Prabupad, founder of the cult Science of Identity, is neither paralyzed nor voiceless enough to stop exploiting and using others.